Dassault fighters have equipped the French air force and navy for decades and mentioned here are variants from famous families of aircraft: Mirage and Etendard. However, despite Mirages proving popular with many air arms not all have been a success – such as the VTOL Mirage which took to the air but the project was cancelled in 1966 due to the designs complexity and failing to live up to expectations in a number of areas
Dassault Fighters on the Line
While plans go ahead for the Dassault Mirage VTOL supersonic fighter, the production plant at Bordeaux-Mérignac is busy turning out the Mirage III and the Etendard IV naval fighter
General Aeronautique Marcel Dassault is much in the news these days. It is now building in its aircraft factory at St. Cloud, near Paris, an experimental VTOL development of its Mirage III Mach 2 fighter. The first prototype will be subsonic and will be a modified version of an early model.